Nashua Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys
Lawyers with Experience You Can Count On
Distracted driving is a serious problem. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), texting or talking on cellphones poses a substantial risk to others on the road, causing more than 3,000 deaths in the United States each year. If you or a loved one was injured due to distracted driving, call Gottesman & Hollis, P.A. for Nashua distracted driving accident lawyers with more than four decades of experience representing victims of distracted driving accidents.
Seemingly simple distractions, such as eating or glancing at a phone for even a few seconds can result in tragedy. When driving at a speed of 55 mph, a vehicle will cover the length of a football field in five (5) seconds. If a distracted driver caused your traffic accident, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries.
Please call (603) 506-4600 for a free and confidential consultation about your distracted driving accident case.
Types of Distracted Driving
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) categorizes three (3) main types of distraction: visual, manual, and cognitive. In visual distraction, the driver takes their eyes off the road with behaviors like looking at a cellphone or sending a text message. Manual distraction happens when drivers take their hands off the wheel, such as when eating or drinking. Cognitive distraction occurs when the driver takes their mind off the road in daydreaming or other mental activities.
Some common sources of driver distraction include:
- Cellphone use
- Texting or using an electronic device
- Eating or drinking
- Becoming lost in thought and not paying attention
- Adjusting the radio or climate controls
- Personal grooming
- Navigation systems
When distracted driving leads to a car accident, the distracted driver can be held liable for any injuries and damages the accident causes. Our Nashua distracted driving accident attorneys have more than 40 years of experience representing injured clients and helping them recover compensation for their injuries.
Accidents Involving Cell Phones in New Hampshire
Distracted driving affects many New Hampshire families, and the devastating consequences of distracted driving accidents have had an impact on Nashua and communities throughout the state. In response to the problems caused by distracted drivers, lawmakers in New Hampshire have taken action, specifically for cellphone use.
Like in many states, it is against the law to use a handheld cellphone or other electronic device when driving in New Hampshire. The cellphone ban is strictly enforced and there are consequences for violating the law, especially when an accident results from the use of a phone behind the wheel. New Hampshire state law covers both talking on a cellphone and texting.
Filing a Lawsuit for Your Injuries
Dealing with the aftermath of distracted driving accidents can be overwhelming, especially if you were seriously injured. Some injuries are so severe that the victims are unable to return to work. In the wake of distracted driving accidents in Nashua, victims are often facing expensive medical bills and no income to pay them. Although this time can feel frightening and extremely isolating, you are not alone. Our Nashua distracted driving accident lawyers are here to help.
We can evaluate your situation, explain your legal options, and help you develop a plan for the future. Unfortunately, it is often necessary to file a lawsuit to get fair compensation from insurance companies. In some situations, going to court may be the only way to secure compensation for your injuries and other losses. Rest assured; our attorneys are prepared.